Jan 03

Downtown Calgary Events - Week of January 3, 2022

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DOC SOUP JANUARY: ZERO DAYS - January 4th, 2017

The Calgary International Film Festival and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival present ZERO DAYS, the Oscar®-shortlisted documentary thriller by Alex Gibney about warfare in the world of cyberwar.

Join CIFF and Hot Docs at Globe Cinema on Wednesday, January 4 at 7 p.m. as they continue their season of the most anticipated and acclaimed documentaries.

ZERO DAYS tells the story of Stuxnet, self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Tickets can be purchased here.


Henry Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flagand as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.

Henry currently hosts a weekly radio show on L.A.’s renowned NPR affiliate KCRW, in addition to writing weekly columns for the LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. In 2013, after previously anchoring shows for IFC and National Geographic, Henry joined the History Channel’s H2 network as host of the TV show 10 Things You Don’t Know About. In 2014, Henry received the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award in recognition for his lifelong contribution to the arts, his passion for social activism, as well as his intense passion for the importance of maintaining books and libraries.

Tickets can be purchased here.

10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL - January 7th, 2017

This High Performance Rodeo favourite sells out every year, tickling the fancies of people who know how to have a rollicking good time.

Six of Calgary’s most exciting indie theatre companies tackle a nigh-impossible task: create an original 10-minute play in 24 hours, inspired only by a prop and a line of dialogue! These props and lines are selected by the surpise host for the evening, who chooses themes around one of their unexpected passions.

Sink into the Matha Cohen Theatre’s new seats and find out what happens next.

Don’t miss out on this Calgary classic.Tickets can be purchased here.

SONGS OF RESILIENCE - January 6, 2022

Part of the 31st annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

Songs of Resilience aims to uplift and empower the audience, while providing an opportunity to foster connections and a broader understanding amongst community. Casting a contemporary queer eye on a century’s worth of popular song, the Queer Songbook Orchestra reveal the LGBTQ backstories and personal narratives that richly populate the music of the past several generations. Building a living archive of songs by queer songwriters and performers, the ensemble is drawing attention to the stories and contributions of artists who worked and lived in the shadow of intolerance.

Exploring an element of collective memory, the QSO express personal stories of individuals from within the community relating to songs that have had particular resonance with them. This intimate element of the project examines the elusive nature of song and the pockets of memory where they tuck away, highlighting music as a source of personal pleasure and communal comfort; a private balm and a generational bond.

Tickets can be purchased here.


The CORE is announcing new hours*. Starting January 2, 2022 the CORE will be opening at 10am instead of 9:30am from Monday to Saturday. Sunday hours remain the same.

Hours are as follows:

Monday - Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday & Friday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

*Excludes coffee shops and Shoppers Drug Mart who will continue to open at 7am or earlier.

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